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the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, changed with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel around the country along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th, along with three other americans. an attack that has prompted a house oversight committee hear
and their security team in benghazi, and tripoli, including ambassador stevens who was just killed, that flying personnel and equipment in that country was rejected. abc's jake tapper has more on this. with the hearings coming up next week, this could be explosive. >> reporter: it could be a big deal. absolutely right, elizabeth. after the attack in benghazi, one of the big questions is, did the obama administration recognize the deteriorating security situation in libya? and did they do everything to protect personnel in that country? abc news has obtained this e-mail from the security department in may. that a request for a security support team, about 16 special forces soldiers, to keep a small airplane, a dc-3, to get around more easily, especially with all of the weapons, was rejected, elizabeth. >> how is the state department reacted to whether or not proper security and teams were given to the state department in libya? >> reporter: the state department says it was not a big deal. commercial flights were available at the time. and it says there's no evidence that the absence of this airp
.s. ambassador to libya last month. just before his death, ambassador chris stevens told a retired military officer not to travel to libya because it was unsafe. republicans in congress claim the diplomats repeatedly requested more security there. >>> and nasa has released the clearest video yet of the united states from away and above. a dark area you see in the foreground is the gulf of mexico. up the gulf coast. north past the big cities, atlanta and on up to washington. eventually, you can see very clearly the bright lights of new york city. video all shot from the international space station. and it is spectacularly beautiful. >> it's so sharp. >> amazingly sharp, isn't it? >> that was really a treat. thank you, josh. >> you bet. >>> now, this morning to facebook. and new questions about how the company may be using our personal information. the company is under fire right now for selling access to its 900 million users. abc's bianna golodryga is here, more, now, with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning, facebook is facing another crisis of confidence, about how
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